“If anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load.” (Galatians 6: 3 – 5)
We won’t stand before God and say, “Oh but I helped the Apostle Paul while he preached Your Word” with expectations that God will say, “Oh, you good and faithful servant; well done.” Instead we will give account of that which we did alone — on our own — with the gifts given to us by God for His glory.
If we sow to the Spirit, we reap eternal life from the Spirit. If we do not give up, but “do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith;” (Galatians 6: 10) then we will please God. And, we should “not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” (Galatians 5: 26) Instead, we ought to “bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6: 2)
“For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.” (Galatians 5: 14 – 15)